Enemies of Pakistan trying to ruin CPEC: DG Rangers

KARACHI: Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar Saturday said that the enemies of Pakistan, specially India is trying to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to weaken the economy of country. He assured that the operation against terrorists will continue until the last terrorist is wiped out.

He was addressing a seminar on ‘Construction Industry in Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges’ organized by the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) on the sideline of the ABAD International Expo-2016 at the Expo Center here. He said that many enemy countries want to see Pakistan as a failed state in terms of economy. However, our friendly countries are considering Pakistan a secured country, he said adding that full security would be provided to CPEC project.

Appreciating the business community, he told that the business people have continue their business activities despite severe law and order situation and the ABAD has played an important role in the construction sector. Major General Bilal Akbar told that the Rangers is doing excellent work against criminals and terrorists and that the Law Enforcement Agency will continue to act against criminals without any dis-criminations.

Earlier, addressing the seminar Petron-in-chief ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani said that the construction industry is contributing almost 2.5 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but the government was not paying proper attention towards this sector. However, it looks that in recent months the government has begun to pay attention, he said adding that the government need to streamline this industry for its growth.

He told that the ABAD and Sindh government have reached at the understanding to build affordable housing for lower strata of the society and we are hopeful that this move will be beneficial for the people of low income group as well as boost the construction activities and will create job opportunities for thousands of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workforce of the country.

Speaking on this occasion, well-known businessman Arif Habib said that construction industry of Pakistan is doing well but still there is a wide scope to do more. He said that construction industry is an economic engine and all stake-holders including the government need to promote this industry for economic revival of the country.

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